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Implementing communities that care in Australia : a community mobilisation approach to crime prevention

Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 122

John W. Toumbourou
ISBN 0 642 24111 2 ISSN 0817-8542
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, July 1999


Communities That Care is one program for coordinating local crime prevention efforts that has proved to be useful in wide scale implementation in the United States. The program is a community wide risk focused prevention strategy based on research on predictors of health and behaviour problems. This paper provides an overview of the CTC approach and reports on plans to trial and evaluate the program in Victoria, through the Centre for Adolescent Health.


Media release: A community approach to crime prevention